HLSC welcomes complete beginners to experienced sailors. Dinghy sailing takes place on a 117 acre reservoir set in the foothills of the Pennines in Littleborough near Rochdale and is easily accessible; just 10 minutes from the M62, junction 21.
HLSC is run by its members for its members with a great family atmosphere, has good fleet racing, is committed to training & developing sailing skills and is an accredited RYA Training Centre.
67th Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given of the 67th Annual General Meeting to be held in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 11th December 2013 at 20.00 hours.
Details about the AGM, which include some proposed revisions to Club Rules, can be found in the Members’ Area of the website. Please click here
17th November 2013
by Graham Knox
Familar names led the racing on Sunday in the Merlin Rocket and GP14 fleets, respectively Martin and Rene Watts and Martin Brennan with Alastair Knott. In the Solos, Oliver Whitehead gave coaching practice to new member Kevan Parry and opted not to score in the first race. Otherwise, there were new battles for places. Nick Brook and Rhiann Bramwell lost out to Bruce Mager and Ryan Richards in the second race of the Merlins, but reversed the result in the third one. In the GP14s, young Craig Broadbent and 11 year old Adam Din did well to take second and third places in two races, overtaking Sam McDougall and Sophia Miles to do so. At least the morning mist cleared to give reasonable racing conditions.
Race 1: 1 M & R Watts 2 G Whitehead/D Thompson
Race 2: 1 M & R Watts 2 B Mager/R Richards 3 N Brook/R Bramwell
Race 3: 1 M & R Watts 2 N Brook/R Bramwell 3 B Mager/R Richards
Race 1: 1 M Brennan/A Knott 2 S Miles/S McDougall
Race 2: 1 M Brennan/A Knott 2 C Broadbent/A Din 3 S McDougall/S Miles
Race 3: 1 M Brennan/A Knott 2 A & Y Carter 3 C Broadbent/A Din
Race 1: 1 R Long 2 R Din 3 J Walker
Races 2 & 3: 1 O Whitehead 2 R Long 3 R Din
Races 2 & 3: 1 W Smith 2 E Parry
24th November 2013
by Graham Knox
Roger Mee took the helm of a GP14 again, with Steve Caladine, and won each of the three races at the Lake on Sunday. This was not without challenges in the first and second races. In the first one, Martin Brennan with Dave Kay and Andy Carter with Craig Broadbent were always ready to gain from any tactical error, easy in the light winds. In the second one, Mee had to watch carefully again as Craig Broadbent (now helming) with Andy Carter was on the pace at his ‘heels’. In the Merlin Rockets, Steve Crook with Chloe Brennan was consistently kept in second place by others. The closest race was the second one where Andy Smith and Oliver Whitehead gained a good lead but suffered on a long downwind leg where, in the tactical battle, they lost the lead at the last mark. But, in the windward leg to the finish line, Smith found some better tack angles to recover the lead by a short length. Oliver Whitehead had won the first race in a Solo and passed the boat over to his father, Gerald, who own the other two races.
Race 1: 1 L Bithell/L Ashworth 2 S Crook/C Brennan 3 M & R Watts
Race 2: 1 A Smith/O Whitehead 2 S Crook/C Brennan 3 L Bithell/L Ashworth
Race 3: 1 M & R Watts 2 S Crook/C Brennan 3 N Brook/R Bramwell
Race 1: 1 R Mee/S Caladine 2 M Brennan/D Kay 3 A Carter/C Broadbent
Race 2: 1 R Mee/S Caladine 2 C Broadbent/A Carter 3 M Brennan/D Kay
Race 3: 1 R Mee/S Caladine 2 M Brennan/D Kay 3 G Knox/M Whitehead
Race 1: 1 O Whitehead 2 R Simpson 3 D Smith
Race 2: 1 G Whitehead 2 R Simpson 3 D Smith
Race 3: 1 G Whitehead 2 D Smith 3 K Parry
All Races: 1 W Smith
Races 1 & 2: 1 R Cwik